[3.7] Frost B + VDouble S | Blade F + VLightning S | VGlacial Hammer - Marauder Duelist

3.5 Vaal Double Strike Jugg - +35% more life T16 Phoenix in ~5sec


3.6 Frost Blades - T16 Trash


3.5 Vaal Double Strike - Uber Elder

Youtube: 3.5 Vaal Double Strike Juggernaut - Uber Elder (2 Deaths, Full Run)

3.7 Vaal Lightning Strike - T15 Monolith Queen


3.7 Vaal Lightning Strike - T16 Monolith (Chimera Full Fight, Monoliths, One-shot RIP)

Youtube: Blade Flurry + Lightning Strike Champion - T16 Mapping Collage (Full Chimera, Monoliths, One-shot RIP)

3.7 Blade Flurry - T16 Phoenix/Minotaur under 5secs each


3.7 Glacial Hammer - T16 Hydra


YouTube: 3.7 Glacial Hammer Jugg - T17 Shaper (Full Run, Deathless)

-::- Introduction -::-

A bit of background…

This guide has been around since 2.6. It was originally called “ScourgeFlurry”. It was initially focused on a Berserker build using a combination of The Scourge + BloodSeeker + Blade Flurry. Needless to say, a lot of things have changed since then.

To simplify things this guide now only contains the current league builds as to not confuse people.

-::- 3.7 Glacial Hammer -::-

I had played GH in 3.5 and my STD was still setup, so I updated the tree for 3.7 and test in T16 Hydra and T17 Shaper:


YouTube: 3.7 Glacial Hammer Jugg - T17 Shaper (Full Run, Deathless)

-::- Gear -::-

-::- Stats -::-

Can do this as something else than Jugg, that's just what my toon already was. Zerk version of this is insane DPS...


-::- 3.7 Blade Flurry / Vaal Lightning Strike -::-

T15 Monolith Queen


T16 Mapping Collage (Chimera Full Fight, Monoliths, One-shot RIP)


Youtube: Blade Flurry + Lightning Strike Champion - T16 Mapping Collage (Full Chimera, Monoliths, One-shot RIP)

I've put Vaal Lightning strike together with Blade Flurry as it really shines with the same links that VLS uses.

For trash I run VLS + Ancestral.
At tanky boss I swap VLS > BF and Ancestral > Full Life.

I also switch between Herald of Ice for fast mapping and Herald of Purity for max DPS.

The Vaal Double Strike boys are still there supported by a secondary Damage on Full Life, along with the Vaal Ancestral Warchief and Ancestral Warchief. This setup still tears to shreds T16 bosses.

You can run Frost Blades or Vaal Double Strike too with this. It's just the VLS + BF combo works well and is fun to play, doesn't mean those are the only skills that work. I suggest you test.

If you wanna do this as Jugg, Zerk or Slayer it would work just as well. See Frost Blades guide below for Ascendancy recommendations.

Keep in mind that neither Shock dmg (~+23% more dmg) nor the non-vaal dmg skill craft on boots are being calculated in PoB.

-::- Gear -::-

-::- Stats -::-


-::- 3.7 Frost Blades + Vaal Double Strike - Jugg / Zerk / Champ / Slayer -::-

The Vaal DS adds snapshot your character, so you wanna be as buffed as possible before popping them.

The Attack sequence should be:

Ancestral Protector > Blood Rage > 1xVaal Ancestral Warchief > War Banner Planted > All attack flasks > 2xVaal Double Strike > Attack Boss > 1xVaal Warchief towards end of fight for Culling Strike

If there are phases, save one Double Strike charge for another phase.

-::- STD Gear -::-


-::- Champ Max Potential DPS Stats -::-

Let's go over the Configuration section, so you guys can understand what all is taking effect:

Full Life: Bloodseeker instaleech let's us maintain it.

Power Charges: From Bloodseeker corruption

Frenzy Charges: Blood Rage, Touch of Anguish, can also be pre-loaded before boss with Ralakesh boots. I never bother to do that as DPS is more than enough.

Endurance Charges: Jugg Ascendancy, Claw Charge Stealing, can roll with Enduring Cry, pre-load with Ralakesh boots.

Adrenaline: War Banner with 50 stacks planted gives us Adrenaline.

Banner Planted: I don't use for anything besides bosses.

Crit Chance Lucky: Diamond Flask.

Enemy Moving: Doesn't matter much...

Enemy Bleeding: Haemophilia.

Enemy Maimed: +1 Maim on Body Armour.

Enemy Ignited: Get some #-# fire dmg or fire conversion on a piece of gear (check my jewel) so Ignite gets enabled and Yoke takes advantage of it as an Ailment.

Enemy Chilled: I have Hatred, Mark of the Elder, and "Frost" blades, so doing quite a bit of cold damage.

Enemy Intimidated: Belt of the Deceiver.

Enemy Taunted: Champ Ascendancy

Exposure: Cold: Wave of Conviction (Cold Dmg highest.)

Keep in mind that I DID NOT ENABLE in PoB the potential added dmg from 73% chance to Shock, nor the non-vaal skill dmg craft on boots.

*** You won't have 14M sustained DPS. Stats enabled are there to show you what effects are being taken advantage of. No build needs this much DPS.

** Champ is the middle ground between Jugg and Zerk, so that's why I'm showing those stats. See exports below for Jugg/Zerk/Slayer stats.

* You can make this build work with other Melee skills, such as BF, Cyclone, and many others.

-::- PoB Export -::-
Champ, Jugg, Slyr, Zerk: https://pastebin.com/4xc9r4E5

Change to the different Ascendancies under the "Tree" page:

What do I do with this pastebin.com thing?
YouTube: How to import a build into Path of Building

-::- 3.7 Bringer of Rain - Any Melee Skill (budget, league-starter, end-game capable) -::-

Updated budget guide!

You can convert it to Jugg, Zerk, Champ, Slayer as you wish. Use the main build info for Ascendancies.


*The jewels listed are actual jewels I've bought, and your goal is to try to find the cheapest similar ones to those.

*The jewelry listed is not cheap, but it's there to give you an example of what to look for.

*Your aim always is to get as much x-y phys dmg as you can in both jewels and jewelry.

*As you can see, the setup is a bit low on resists. That you can easily fix with jewels/jewelry.

*Unique items have rolls. Obviously this means bad rolls are cheaper than good rolls. For simplicity's sake, I've added the best roll for a lot of the gear. Your goal is to try to buy the best, cheapest roll you can find.

*Don't worry too much about buying perfect rolled items. 99% of the time you won't be able to tell the difference in-game.


-::- Old Showcase Videos -::-

-::- Old Quotes From People Who Tried The Build -::-

Credit first Shaper 3.0 kill with build: Fryzie
Fryzie wrote:

Can confirm this build is indeed Shaper viable. Really solid build with no real issues aside from personal mess ups.

Good job on this build! Funnest build I've played in a long time!

bpesnya87 wrote:
nice build man
shaper with tabula!!

Bimor89 wrote:
..what can i say
Shaper down at lvl 78!:

haamoo wrote:
This build works as advertised! I wish I'd found this at the start of Harbinger, this guide under-promises and over-delivers. I started smiling at about level 40 and have not stopped since. Rolling through labs at a disgustingly low level...no problem. The Bloodseeker claw is like Vaal Pact on steroids, I can't believe I'd never heard of it until this build. I'm leveling with Arctic Armor & Warlord's Mark/Blasphemy. Mapping feels fun again, no longer a grind. I often complete a map and realize the boss is dead and I've forgotten to swap Inc AOE for Conc, but I melted them anyway. I'm not sure how I'm going to play a build without Whirling Blades ever again.

blizaro wrote:
Currently running this in HC Harbinger, super fun build, tanky, so far so good!

StormHavoc wrote:
+1 For this build. It's very well designed.

-Cheap. Everything can be bought for 1-2c besides Jewelry/Chest/Jewels
-High DMG ~1mil DPS in PoB -Against Guardians/Shaper around 600k.
-Decent clearspeed and able to do most maps (Phys reflect sucks, but is possible with Pantheon)
-Survivability - Can tank almost all hits and instantly leech back thanks to our claw.
-Uber Lab Farmer/Shaper Farmer/T16 Farmer/Atziri Farmer

hankinsohl wrote:
I like this build a lot - you essentially get Vaal Pact without the penalty of no regeneration...

For me, this is a great budget build/league-starter, able to kill any boss in the game with little investment. Moreover, if you don't care about clear speed, this build is the only build you will need - it will do everything for you.

Clear speed with this build is fair - not great definitely - but not terrible either.

silent wrote:
LOVING this build, most fun I've had in quite a while.

MastermindPK wrote:
Running the tankier version of this build right now and it's simply amazing.

My gear isn't worth much more than 1 ex total (besides flasks which don't matter much in long guardian fights) and I was able to basically face tank guardians deathless. This build really does have everything a build would ever need.

It's budget, a starter version through red maps would be very, very cheap. It has room to grow into high gear levels with flasks and 6L belly, etc.

It's got all the benefits of vaal pact without the downside of losing Regen or spending the points to get over there.

You can get an insane HP pool, 8k very reasonably by level 90 even without belly, while still doing the damage to reasonably do shaper and guardians. One hit instantly puts you to full life as well in any boss fight situation.

Plus, a high attack speed build with whirling blades gives insane mobility for both distance traversing maps and dodging stuff in boss fights.

Honestly my biggest problem with the build is that I can't find enough things to waste currency on to make it better. It scales way too well off of cheap stuff to the point where you can't really reasonably spend more than 10 ex on it.

Thanks for the great build!

CedricDur wrote:
I'll be honest. This is probably going to be my last build. I see no point in doing others after a lot of waffing around with RF builds, magma orb builds, summoners and etc.

It's 'melee', but hits the whole screen with increased radius (I actually prefer added fire damage as a middle ground between increased radius (no damage, and I feel the radius is large enough alone) and concentrated effect (big damage boost, but makes the radius uncomfortably tiny)), it's tanky as fuck with 8k HP and pseudo-vaal pact -and- it does a really nice damage. The pseudo-vaal pact is fucking amazing! I have no idea how I never saw that claw rear up its head until you put together this cheapo hipster uniques build.

Using your tanky PoB build and turning off all flasks and Vaal Haste it still puts the damage in the 400k-ish boosting up to close to 800k with only the cheapo flasks (screw 150c for Sin's Rebirth :p) and Vall Haste on. This is not counting using Vaal lightning trap.

Good job man, very good job

Baggelz wrote:
Been leveling this character as this League I actually want to attempt and get Shaper down and have a sort-of boss killing build that doesn't require too much investment (like Ele-Crit).

Got to Lv. 70 and did Uber Lab 3 keys with very minimal gear, 5l chest was the most expensive piece at 3c. I'd definitely recommend this build right now.

nikes0987 wrote:
Thanks for the build! I reroll to this and i love it! Best build i played for long. So much fun and many love to u!

Spooo wrote:

Thanks again for such a fantastic build! I would like to re-iterate this build is fantastic you have made something special !

-::- Gear Options -::-


Stat Sticks:

Body Armours:







-::- Keybindings Setup -::-

*Keep 3 fingers on "234" and thumb on "Space", ready to spam the most used flasks.
*Slide over ring finger to "1" as necessary.

"Q" = Totem
"W" = Whirling Blades
"E" = Blood Rage
"S" = Vaal Skill
"D" = Secondary Skills
"A" = Secondary Skills


"LMB" = Move Only
"MMB" = Flame Dash/Recast Auras
"RMB" = Reave/Blade Flurry/Cyclone

-::- Leveling -::-

There are endless ways to lvl, this is just one, but not exactly cheap.


Combine at minimum these:
Facebreakers + Lycosidae + Meginord’s + Warden’s Brand + Deidbell + Tabula + Wanderlust

Keep in mind that Lycosidae gives you "Resolute Technique", so don't get RT until you are ready to switch out of the shield.

Skills & Tree

Shield charge + ancestral warchief + faster atk + melee phys. damage + added fire + iaoe/conc

For the tree get all STR and DMG nodes. Forget resists and Life.
With this setup shield charge should one-shot most everything (except bosses) all the way to mapping.

When to switch to your main skill I leave up to you.

Useful list of items to consider for leveling:

Face breakers
Warden’s Brand
Le Heup of All
Gifts From Above
Kaom’s Sign
Praxis Paua Ring
Mutewind Seal
Karui Ward
Daresso’s Salute
Extractor Mentis
Carnage Heart

-::- My Other Builds -::-

Last edited by corosou on Jun 26, 2019, 2:23:21 PM
Last bumped on Sep 28, 2019, 1:49:16 PM
dropped some love :)

will try these days by rerolling my marauder tree
Necronos777 wrote:
dropped some love :)

will try these days by rerolling my marauder tree

hehe thx!
Got an update for those following.

Found an Abyssus already enchanted:

Here are the numbers with it:

Shocked mobs

Non-shocked mobs

This of course makes you squishier, so I tested and I let some bears slap me and the boss slam me in a T14 Springs; seems fine... You could go with a Lightning Coil to off-set the additional phys dmg taken, but then you'd lose about the same DPS as putting on Devoto's, so if you're gonna go all DPS, go all DPS!! ;)

BUT! I'll definitely still wear Devoto's for Uber:

And speaking of Uber, here's an updated run now that I'm more comfortable with the build.

Uber Lab: ~9 Minutes/10 Rooms/4 Keys/Death's Drop
Another update, pushing DPS even higher...

A friend told me about his Spell Totem + Wither setup.

So, I gave it a shot:

and here are the results in PoB with Wither at 20 stacks:

Shocked mobs

Claw setup is now this:

Can you add lvling tree with steps,please?
Bizmousse wrote:
Can you add lvling tree with steps,please?

I updated the leveling section with the gear, skills and what you should look for in your tree as you level.

BUT! I'm sorry, a play-by-play tree is too much hand-holding for my taste.

Also, I did not level this character strictly for this build, I respec into it from my A. Warchief builds.

If the info I provided is not enough for you, pick the leveling guide from any other build out there. It's not really a big concern how you level.

Last edited by corosou on May 2, 2017, 1:14:25 PM
Hey guys, here's a couple of fun runs I just recorded with some cool mods:

Courtyard T15 - 2xBeyond/Breach/Onslaught/6mobs left/9min

Overgrown Ruins T15 - Beyond/Breach/Onslaught/Trial/16mobs left/9min

I'm running with Item Rarity instead of Conc./AoE btw.

This is such a fun build to play! So fast... I love blitzing packs and popping them before they even get a shot off!
An often asked question about Abyssus and Traps. Can it be done?

Yea, here's an AFK trap test as I lvl a few gems:

30sec vid - Abyssus AFK Trap Test
rip this build has only weeks left to live before bleed/poison dbl dip nerfs murder it in cold blood :<
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